Il Papavero

Puglia Primitivo 2019

Really enjoying this. First for Primitivo. Cherries, high tannins, medium body. Pairs fabulously with red sauce pizza but even better with garlic. The red sauce with pepperoni, jalapeño, and olives intensifies and high-tens the alcohol. The garlic pairs beautifully. — 3 days ago

Teatro Latino

Trullo di Alberobello Puglia Primitivo

Juicy, berry-laden, super sippable. Would be great chilled! — 4 days ago


Caramia Salice Salento Primitivo 2019

Amazing concentrate of red and dark fruits with wood, vanilla and mocha flavours. Fresh, thick, greasy and juicy on the palate. — 14 days ago


Primitivo Di Manduria 2018

A definite surprise. Ready to be too big but actually its full body and dark fruitiness was tasty and rich. With Donald Russell steak as well, perfect pairing. If on offer at Waitrose worth another buy for sure. £10 — 2 days ago

Tenute Rubino

Primitivo di Manduria

Primitivo. Nice sweet tanins and chocolate. Exactly a type of wine I like :-) — 4 days ago

Ca' del Grifone

From Old Vine Zinfandel Primitivo

smooth and subtle. easy to finish a bottle. pairs well with pizza and pasta — 9 days ago


Vento Rosso P Puglia Primitivo 2050


— 13 days ago

Consorzio Produttori Vini Manduria

Lirica Primitivo di Manduria 2017

Lots of fruit, and a touch of old wood, but medium bodied, with good crisp length. (For a primitivo) Very likely to improve over the next 10, maybe 15, years. — 18 days ago

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Primitivo 2019

This was a delightful full bodied red with notes of black cherry, blackberry, spices, and oak.

I paired this with homemade Ligurian pesto with fresh fettuccine.
— 15 days ago

Gianfranco Fino

'Es' Primitivo di Manduria

Served double-blind. First impression: “What the hell is this?!” Umami, German chocolate cake, flower shop…opulent in ever sense of the word. Dark fruit for dayzzz…with a sort of raisinated character that slips in at the finish. Remarkable depth. There’s also a black pepper thing on the very back end. Hefty structure with rather remarkable acid considering how bulky this wine is and, to be frank, rather necessary considering the 16% abv. Finish is sooooo long. I figured some sort of Valpolicella Ripasso or even an Amarone (neither are wines I drink a whole lot of but seem to fit the profile) and obviously from a good producer. When this was revealed, I can’t say I was shocked only because the Primitivo di Manduria also fits the description. That being said, this was my first experience with Gianfranco Fino’s wines and it was certainly a hedonistic treat. — a month ago

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